Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hawkman Film Supposedly In Development

From the "I'll Believe It When I See It" Files...

I have heard this rumor before, and Hashut knows that just because something is "In Production" doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day, but evidently Warners has begun production on a Hawkman movie.

I imagine that such a film, if released under the current administration at DC, would feature the Modern Carter Hall incarnation of the character, as that is clearly the one favored by Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

So what do you readers think?  Will this ever get off the ground?  Or will it be another one to rot in developmental hell like the Wonder Woman and Flash features?

4 comments:

Mr P said...

I think Hawkman has a better shot now than previously to get a movie, but it's still quite a long shot at this point.

Walter R said...

I hope so hawkman would be real cool .I can't wait after see him in smallvile the next step should be a movie. I just hope that they do a good job with the story. I think it would be good to have some flashback from his former live's as well.just hope they don't try to change to much of story like they did with blue beetle in smallvile.that was crazy .

Joseph said...

I'm inclined to be cynical and say it will indeed rot and fester in Development Hell forever and forever. But to be less dismal (in a way) and offer my best shot at constructive criticism, here's what I think: I think the main roadblock to a really good and fun Hawkman movie........is that the relatively small number of people who really dig the character, who understand his appeal on a visceral level, and who would go to great lengths to bring him to life in a terrific and enthusiastic way.....are not in the business of making Hollywood movies. I think Hawkman is a very "pulpy" character, for lack of a better word--like the Shadow, the Phantom, the Rocketeer, and of course, Indiana Jones. But with the exception of the latter, none of those movies (all of which I enjoyed) made a big hit with audiences. As with Indy (and witness "Smallville's" success), an absence of colorful, outlandish costuming seems very important to mainstream audiences. But Hawkman can't be Hawkman without his distinctive look. (Here I'd argue that Superman is a law unto himself, and Batman's ninja-chique is about the limit of superhero-attire successful. Spider-Man is certainly an exception. Iron Man is essentially a robot-the rule doesn't apply. And see how the movies dulled down Cap and Thor's traditional costumes?) Another requirement is a "knowing" screenplay, where the heroic, self-sacrificing, noble aspects of superheroes are not taken too seriously or at face value; audiences today are too cynical for that. Finally, there should be some doses of gratuitous violence. That *should* do it. But I still doubt it.

Luke said...

As I said, I will believe it when I see it. I just don't see Hollywood getting to the point where a B-lister as unusual and, let's face it, unpopular, as Hawkman gets a feature film unless he has a real champion out there. Could someone like Geoff Johns be that champion? I suppose so, but frankly other characters in the pantheon are much more deserving than the Winged Wonder. So I'm filing this away until I hear something concrete.